Why do they call “every pious person” a terrorist? Well, maybe it’s little matters like this suicide bombing. From another Bashandi story: “Egyptian Police Arrest 30 in Cairo Bombing,” from AP, with thanks to Lisa:
CAIRO, Egypt – Egyptian police have detained 30 people in last week’s deadly bombing in a Cairo tourist bazaar, including the suspected bomber’s mother, three brothers and 16 other relatives, prosecutors said.
Police arrested the family members after identifying the body of the bomber, who died in the blast that killed two French tourists and an American and wounded 18 others Thursday in Cairo’s Khan al-Khalili bazaar. Among those arrested was an uncle who called authorities after seeing the suspected bomber’s body in a newspaper photograph.
The suspect, Hassan Rafaat Ahmed Bashandi, was a student who became a religious extremist after his father’s death, the Interior Ministry said….
In the tiny apartment, police found CDs containing data downloaded from the Internet on waging Islamic holy war and building bombs. At Bashandi’s aunt’s house, police found 43 fireworks from which the gunpowder had been removed….
Mamdouh Raafat, a neighbor who knew the family for two decades, denied that Bashandi was an extremist.
“Why do they call every pious person a terrorist? They (the family)only pray and read the Quran,” he said. “They don’t flirt with girls and they don’t get involved in streets fights … They don’t even smoke.”
Well! They pray and read the Qur’an! How could they have turned out to be terrorists! It’s…unheard-of!
Note also the arrests of the mother, etc. But I thought CAIR told us during the Fox 24 flap that families weren’t involved in jihad terrorism together. Can you folks explain that to us, please? Nihad? Omar? Ibrahim? Hussam? Arsalan? Rabiah? Anyone? Anyone?